Membership reports

Find out more about the IES and our activities by reading the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2015. The 2015 Report features comment from our Chair, Honorary Secretary and CEO. Read about...
The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) surveys its members annually to identify trends in how different services are valued and to gather members’ opinions on potential new future...
Find out more about the IES and our activities by reading the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2014. The 2014 Report features comment from our Chair, Honorary Secretary and CEO. Read about...
The rising age of retirement means older workers as a proportion of the UK workforce will increase, yet those over 50 seeking work face many obstacles. The problem is often overlooked or ...

Environmental Science Sector Reports

The IES is committed to promoting the crucial role of environmental science in society and an evidence-based approach to decision and policy making. One of the most effective ways this can be...
This guide presents the current situation regarding parental leave and the statutory requirements for employers and acts as a best practice guide. The report provides recommendations for employers...
The IES is committed to promoting the crucial role of environmental science in society and an evidence-based approach to decision and policy making. Influencing the European Union is one of the best...
An updated version of our 2012 publication, the purpose of this document is to bring together a list of available funding streams for research, careers or projects in the environmental sciences. This...

Guidance

Air quality professionals are frequently required to assess dust impacts from mineral sites, particularly as part of the planning process, and there is currently little government guidance on how...

Environmental Protection UK (EPUK) and the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) have produced this guidance to ensure that air quality is adequately considered in the land-use...

Odour is an issue that air quality professionals are frequently required to assess, particularly in respect to planning. Odour impacts may be assessed when considering a planning application  for...

Emissions of dust to air can occur during the preparation of the land (e.g. demolition, land clearing, and earth moving), and during construction. Emissions can vary substantially from...

Forthcoming publications

Growing in space: science beyond the biosphere

Our next journal will be looking beyond the biosphere, into Space. This issue explores how Earth Observation and experimentation in space have changed environmental science, and why we must take our environmental obligations with us as we explore the stars.
Due to be published in February

Annual Report 2015

Our annual report is an opportunity to look back on an exciting and successful year for the Institution, and consider what's to come in 2016.
Due to be published in March

Poll

Swaziland has proposed legalising the trade in rhino horn in order to pay for anti-poaching measures. Is this a good idea?

Latest book review

The European Union (EU) is currently the topic on everybody’s lips in the UK. More...